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  1. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2: Hawks win 2-1, take 2-0 series lead

    May 31, 2010, 11:04 PM EDT

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    Both teams tightened thing up defensively, Dan Carcillo did his part to light a fire under the Flyers but it would go all for naught as the Chicago Blackhawks would take out the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals 2-1. The Blackhawks got on the board in the second period first…

  2. Bettman: Winnipeg and Quebec City first in line for expansion

    May 29, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    While Gary Bettman’s state of the league/Stanley Cup press conference covered a lot of topics that we’ve covered here today, an interesting topic that was touched on was about what the league plans to do should expansion or relocation come up in discussions. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expressed interest in seeing teams return to Winnipeg…

  3. Bettman fires back at IIHF for criticizing Crosby and others

    May 28, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

    Another part of Gary Bettman’s Stanley Cup press conference today that has grabbed a bit of attention is the escalating feud between Bettman and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). In case you didn’t know, IIHF President Rene Fasel was a bit upset that players like Sidney Crosby, Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg among others…

  4. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Who has the better pre-game ritual?

    May 28, 2010, 9:26 PM EDT

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    In all the breakdowns we’ve done of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers going into the Stanley Cup finals, there’s one debate that seems to really draw the line between the two cities. No, it isn’t the debate between the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and the Chicago deep dish pizza (come on, they’re both delicious),…

  5. Is the Blackhawks logo offensive? Damien Cox thinks so

    May 28, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    With the Stanley Cup finals beginning tomorrow without much in the way of drama or controversy, leave it to the Toronto Star’s Damien Cox to get find an angle of which to get people talking about something completely different than but related to hockey. Cox comes out with all guns blazing claiming that the logo…

  6. Mike Richards isn't superstitious at all

    May 25, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    By now, we’re used to the routine when it comes time to award the winner of the Eastern or Western Conference their trophy. Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks opted to treat the Clarence Campbell trophy like it had a mix of the plague, ebola and something from the jungle that hasn’t been discovered yet and…

  7. Flyers finals spot-clinching goals of the night: Richards and Asham

    May 25, 2010, 12:23 AM EDT

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    I know it seems like I’m hedging my bets by picking out two goals of the night, but sometimes the effort and skill dictates how we do things here. From tonight’s game, it’s easy to calculate the exact moment when Mike Richards put a knife in the Montreal Canadiens’ momentum for the night. With an…

  8. 2010 Stanley Cup finals schedule

    May 24, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

    Now that the Stanley Cup finals opponents are all set, the NHL is more than happy to announce what the finals schedule will be. I think I speak for everyone here at NBC when I say that I hope it doesn’t end in a sweep. Game 1   Saturday, May 29    8:00 p.m.     Philadelphia…

  9. NHL playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Destinies derailed and fulfilled, Flyers win 4-2

    May 24, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Flyers are headed for a date in the Stanley Cup finals after beating Montreal 4-2 and taking the Eastern Conference finals four games to one. The Flyers were in full control of this game from the moment Mike Richards scored in the first period to tie it. Richards finished the game with three points…

  10. NHL playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Flyers take control 3-1

    May 24, 2010, 8:53 PM EDT

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    You had a feeling that once Mike Richards scored shorthanded in the first period to tie the game that this game was going to start heading in the wrong direction for the Montreal Canadiens. Consider that gut feeling fulfilled as the Philadelphia Flyers are now 20 minutes away from reaching the Stanley Cup finals for…

  11. Jiri Hudler return official, signs for two years with Detroit

    May 24, 2010, 8:22 PM EDT

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    While the season enters the final stages, for some teams the preparations for next season are well underway and the Red Wings are already making themselves better. According to Chris McCosky at The Detroit News, Jiri Hudler is officially returning to North America for at least two years. General manager Ken Holland confirmed Monday afternoon…

  12. NHL Playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Habs play give and take, end first period tied 1-1

    May 24, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Montreal has been accustomed to having their backs against the wall during these playoffs. They fought back against the Capitals in Round 1 and did the same against the Penguins in Round 2. Having to do the same against the Flyers this round seems like it’s asking too much of the #8 seed in the…

  13. Philly car vandal found via Facebook

    May 21, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    You might recall back on Tuesday when we told you about how Montreal Gazette reporter Pat Hickey had his car vandalized in Philadelphia helping to fulfill every awful stereotype Philly fans are labeled with. As it turns out, the Philly fan who did this was found out thanks to a very modern and historically stupid…

  14. Semyon Varlamov trashes Corey Perry and Steve Downie

    May 21, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    While we understand that keeping track of the IIHF World Championships is often an afterthought of hockey fans (and some players alike) it’s not short on drama and explosive words. After Russia took out Canada 5-2 in the quarterfinals, Russian and Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov was asked about Canada’s tough tactics used against the…

  15. Leonsis: NHL in better shape than NBA

    May 21, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    We’re sure you’re all familiar with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis by now but what you may not know is that he’s now the owner of the NBAs Washington Wizards. Leonsis was asked about comparing the two leagues from a financial standpoint and his thoughts were pretty striking. “I’m surprised because now I see all…

  16. Ian Laperriere set to return in Game 4?

    May 21, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

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    If what was seen at Flyers practice today is to be believed, then it’s looking like the Flyers are close to getting back two very important players to their lineup, one in particular may even be back in Game 4. Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post shares with us that Ian Laperriere skated with the fourth…

  17. Malkin won't be traded during off-season

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Yeah, I too read the headline I just wrote and have to shake my head that something like this is even a story but here we are nonetheless and we’ve all got the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi to thank for it for what he wrote here the other day. Shero should start making calls to…

  18. Kings assistant coach arrested

    May 21, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    File this one away under “stuff we don’t like to hear about.” Los Angeles Kings assistant coach and former player Mark Hardy was arrested in Washington, D.C. for misdemeanor sexual abuse. Eyewitness News has confirmed Hardy was taken into custody overnight at the Mayflower Hotel. Police said the complaint came from a woman in her…

  19. Ryan O'Byrne: Missing in action

    May 21, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    We’re not sure if you knew this, but a lot of folks in Montreal were clamoring for defenseman Ryan O’Byrne to get the call in the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia. O’Byrne is a big, bruising defender and more than capable of laying a hit or five. Going against an overly physical team like Philadelphia…

  20. Roenick still bitter at the Hawks for trading him

    May 21, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    People always say that, “time heals all wounds,” and Jeremy Roenick would like to tell those people to go shut their collective faces. If the Stanley Cup finals comes down to a couple of JR’s former teams, Chicago and Philadelphia, who would Roenick side with? Well… “I said if you had a gun to my…

  21. Blackhawks treating home like the road

    May 21, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

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    It’s safe to say that hockey players are a superstitious breed. They’re particular about who takes care of their sticks, they’ll keep pieces of equipment for years past the stage when you could call them old and moldy and all sorts of other added nonsense. For the Chicago Blackhawks, after having so much success on…

  22. Save of the night: Michael Leighton

    May 21, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

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    Tying one on to the goal of the night, Brian Gionta would get another mini-breakaway on Michael Leighton in the third period, but this time Leighton wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. Michael Leighton was a busy guy last night facing 38 shots on goal and stopping 33 of them. For Montreal, this is the…

  23. Goal of the night: Brian Gionta

    May 21, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

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    While the Montreal Canadiens were able to turn the tables on the Philadelphia Flyers and do it with a lot of rebound goals and some nifty drop-pass snipes, the prettiest goal of the night belonged to Brian Gionta.   Matt Carle, much like the singer Skee-Lo, wishes he was a little bit taller so he…

  24. Niemi shines as Chicago takes Game 1

    May 16, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT

    While we were curious what the storyline would be to develop around the Western Conference finals between Chicago and San Jose, sometimes it takes someone to make their presence known to figure out what, exactly, the story will be. Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Niemi decided to announce his presence in a big way in Game…

  25. '75 Islanders welcome '10 Flyers to the comeback club

    May 15, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

    The club of NHL teams to complete a three games to none comeback is pretty small, and for players from the last team to complete the feat, they’re a bit reluctant to share the stage with the Philadelphia Flyers. FanHouse’s Chris Botta wants you to say hello to the 1975 New York Islanders goaltender, and current Devils…

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